Heat as a tool for studying the movement of ground water near streams

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Title Heat as a tool for studying the movement of ground water near streams
Creator Stonestrom, David A.; Constantz, Jim
Subject Water temperature; Water quality; Stream ecology; Sediments (Geology); Groundwater; Trace elements
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; New Mexico; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Texas; Utah; Arizona
Description Stream temperature has long been recognized as an important water quality parameter. Temperature plays a key role in the health of a stream's aquatic life, both in the water column and in the benthic habitat of streambed sediments. Many fish are sensitive to temperature. For example, anadromous salmon require specific temperature ranges to successfully develop, migrate, and spawn. Metabolic rates, oxygen requirements and availability, predation patterns, and susceptibility of organisms to contaminants are but a few of the many environmental responses regulated by temperature. Hydrologists traditionally treated streams and ground water as distinct, independent resources to be utilized and managed separately. With increasing demands on water supplies, however, hydrologists realized that streams and ground water are parts of a single, interconnected resource. Attempts to distinguish these resources for analytical or regulatory purposes are fraught with difficulty because each domain can s
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Date 2003
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2003/circ1260/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2003/circ1260/
Source Stonestrom, David A.; Constantz, Jim, Heat as a tool for studying the movement of ground water near streams, Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1260, 96 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc81t6
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145837
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc81t6
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